Lynn Hauldren has died. You probably don’t know the name, but people all over the planet, apparently, would stop him on the street and sing the Empire Carpet jingle to him. He wrote the jingle. He was also the pitchman for the company.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.